Mufti approves State’s first-ever Disaster Management Plan

Chairs SDMA meeting, lays stress on Standing Operating Procedures, trained experts in first line of defence Plan envisages setting up Emergency Operations’ Centres at capital cities, enhancing human and institutional capability SRINAGAR, JULY 31, 2015 – In a significant decision aimed at building capacities to effectively meet furies of nature, Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, […]

Ichigam: Pandit Marriage, Muslim Baraatis

BUDGAM: On Thursday, Muslims neighbours over saw a marriage ceremony of a Pandit family in central Kashmir. Housed in about 1400 Muslim households, Ichigam locality in Budgam district of valley has seven Pandit families. They did not leave Kashmir in early 1990s. Neighbouring Muslim men and women assembled near the house Pyaray Lal Bhat where […]

Govt. appoints Nodal Officer for PID

SRINAGAR, JULY 31: For the purpose of receiving complaints/reports from all Deputy Commissioners of the State under the J&K Protection of Interests of Depositors (in financial establishments) Act-2012 (PID), the Government has appointed Director Finance & Resources, Mr. Bashir Ahmad, as Nodal Officer.

KU Students Hold Funeral Prayers in Absentia for Memon, Mullah Omar

Srinagar:  Kashmir University students, scholars and teachers offered funeral prayers in absentia of for Yakoob Memon and Taliban Afghan Chief Mullah Omar on Friday here. Funeral prayers for Yakoob Memon were also held at various other places across the valley. Special prayers amid protests were also held for Memon in many masjids. Eyewitnesses told CNS […]

Soldiers shoots self dead

SRINAGAR:Police Friday informed that a soldier shot himself with his service rifle late Thursday inside a barrack in Jammu. Identified as Gokula Kumar of Kollam (Kerala), the soldier shot himself with his service rifle inside the Chatha camp in Jammu city. Police said inquest proceedings have started and the body has been shifted to government […]

Academic courses to be redesigned to enhance employability: Akhtar

SRINAGAR, JULY 31: The Education Department has begun the process of modifying and redesigning the curriculum to make learning job-intensive and allow the students to be market ready. Minister for Education, Mr Naeem Akhtar today held extensive deliberations with the stakeholders in this regard at a meeting convened at Women’s College MA Road here. Speaking […]

RDD to regulate constructions in rural areas

SRINAGAR, JULY 31: Responding to the overwhelming public demand to curb the practice of menacing unplanned constructions and haphazard growth in the rural areas, the State’s Rural Development has decided to regulate all types of constructions in the areas falling outside the Municipal limits. “Rural Development Department has been receiving lot of complaints from public […]

Dy Chairman LC seeks Madrassa Board for JK

SRINAGAR, JULY 31: A deputation of legislators and prominent citizens led by Deputy Chairman Legislative Council, Mr Jahangir Hussain Mir called on Minister for Education, Mr Naeem Akhtar here today demanding establishment of Madrassa Board in the State. The delegation included MLA Rajouri, Advocate Choudhary Qamer Hussain, former Director School Education, Gulzar Ahmad Qureshi and […]

29th meeting of SASB held

SRINAGAR, JULY 31: The Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board met here today under the chairmanship of Governor N. N. Vohra, Chairman of the Board. The Governor called for sustained efforts to further improve the facilities provided to the pilgrims who undertake this annual pilgrimage. The meeting was attended by Members of the Board, Dr. (Prof.) Ved […]

Lack of hospital facilities spark protest

Bandipore:  Attendants and locals Friday staged a massive protest against lack of basic facilities and medical staff at District Hospital in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district. The protest began after some patients were referred to Srinagar due to the non-availability of doctors at the hospital. The protesters alleged that there was no facility and doctors don’t […]

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